Smith Mills & Schrock

Legal Mediation

With over 80 years of combined litigation experience in various areas, we believe mediation presents the best resolution for the parties involved.

As an attorney, you often win cases you should not have won and have lost cases where your client should have prevailed. This uncertainty, increasing costs and declining ability to get a case to trial is the driving force behind our desire to be effective as lawyers in helping parties resolve disputes.


Mr. Smith is available to mediate Iowa workers' compensation cases. He successfully negotiated workers' compensation cases at the request of the Claimant and Defendant's attorney.

Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska. To schedule Mr. Smith as a mediator, contact him directly at 319-286-1743 ext. 120, via email at,or get his paralegal, Erin Gilson, at either 319-286-1743 ext. 106 or


Mr. Blades began his legal career as product liability and professional liability defense attorney in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Blades moved back to his hometown and expanded his practice to include automobile liability, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and numerous tort cases.

Mr. Blades is co-author of The Iowa Tort Guide, widely used by practicing lawyers as the primary resource on all aspects of tort laws in Iowa.

Charles Blades holds a license to practice law in Illinois and Iowa. He can be reached via telephone at 319.286.1743 ext. 109, and via email at

Practice Group Members

Kent Smith (Practice Group Leader)

Chuck Blades

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